Special Correspondent

Mass marriages slated for February 22 across the State

  • One-lakh couples expected to tie the knot
  • The event is being taken up for the poor

    TIRUPATI: The TTD, which has decided to take up an ambitious programme to conduct free marriages to one-lakh couples on February 22 in different towns of the State, has today got down to discussing the specifics of the Herculean task ahead.

    TTD top brass, including Board Chairman B. Karunakar Reddy and Executive Officer A.P.V. Narayana Sarma, today held a meeting with senior officials of the TTD, co-ordinators and organisers of its Dharma Prachara Parishat and managers of its Information Centres put up at different places in the State to discuss the modalities of accomplishing the task.

    Initiating the discussion, Mr. Reddy said the noble cause has been taken up for the benefit of the poor and the less-privileged .

    Narayana Sarma said that the officials involved in the discussions would come out with a detailed action plan within a week and said that in towns where there are no TTD kalyanamandapams, the mass marriages would be conducted in local temples or in the school playgrounds.

    DPP secretary P. Chenchusubbaiah said that wedding cards, `mangala suthrams' would be sent to all TTD Kalyanamandapams/temples in December after keeping them at the holy feet of Lord Venkateshwara. He said eligible couples/parents could register their names by filling the prescribed form, which would be made available in the concerned district Collector's office, ZPP/Mandal offices, TTD Kalyanamandapams and DPP co-ordinators.